Celestron 44302 Deluxe Handheld Digital Microscope 2MP

This innovative microscope design allows you to view specimens or objects on a computer screen and allows you to take snapshot images or short videos. A rugged, metal stand is included for holding the microscope steady at various positions for viewing and/or imaging. Product Features Handheld Digital Microscope Powered by a 2.0 USB Cable.Digital Camera – built-in 2MP for Snapshot … Read More

St Mary’s church Goudhurst Kent ( 4 Views )

The earliest record of St Mary’s Church, Goudhurst, is dated 1119 in the reign of Henry 1. There was probably a church on the hill above the village long before then, perhaps even in Saxon times. From the present tower it is said that you can see (on a clear day, and presumably with a telescope!) an many as fifty-one … Read More

St Mary’s church Goudhurst Kent ( 4 Views )

The earliest record of St Mary’s Church, Goudhurst, is dated 1119 in the reign of Henry 1. There was probably a church on the hill above the village long before then, perhaps even in Saxon times. From the present tower it is said that you can see (on a clear day, and presumably with a telescope!) an many as fifty-one … Read More

Packable 14-45X Magnification 52mm Spotting Scope

Small size and low weight makes this compact telescope / spotting scope a great hiking or traveling companion. Ideal for night sky viewing or observing nature. Can extend from 8in. to 10.5in. Comes with front and back lens safety caps; soft carry case and 5″-tall mini tripod. 8″-10 1/4″ L x 6″ H x 2 3/4″ Diam (1 3/4 lbs.) … Read More

Galilean moons

Shaky and horribly out of focus photo of Jupiter and the Galilean moons taken by holding my camera up to the eyepiece for one second. $30 seems kind of steep, but I’m seriously considering getting this anyway. If it works well, it’d be worth it.

Galilean moons

Galileo turned the world upside down in 1610 when he first pointed a telescope at the heavens and discovered these four moons obviously orbiting something other than Earth.

Telescopes, Tides, and Tactics: A Galilean Dialogue about The Starry Messenger and Systems of the World

Publication of Galileo’s Starry Messenger in 1610, detailing startling observations with the newly invented telescope, sparked immediate furor among the astronomers and philosophers of the day. The discovery of the “Medicean stars” (the satellites of Jupiter) was pronounced a hoax, an optical illusion, a logical and theological impossibility. Stillman Drake, one of the world’s foremost Galileo scholars, recreates in Telescopes, … Read More

Cardboard Galilean Style Telescope Building Kit

This kit can be supplied assembled or in pieces for young hands to construct as a fun learning tool. The kit comes with: (2) telescoping tubes (1) positive lens (1) negative lens (2) end caps and an instruction page. The telescope assembles in about five minutes and is ready to use. There is no glue needed, kit can be dissembled … Read More

Black Hole-Powered Jets Plow Into Galaxy (NASA, Chandra, 05/15/13)

This composite image of a galaxy illustrates how the intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped to generate immense power. The image contains X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), optical light obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope (gold) and radio waves from the NSF’s Very Large Array (pink). This multi-wavelength view shows 4C+29.30, a galaxy … Read More

Stars over Devonshire Place

Duration: 1 min. 15 sec. (A higher definition version, which may play more smoothly – and which can also be downloaded – is available from – Vimeo) A time lapse video of the Stars, Constellations and the dawn outside my window. A detail from a wider view. There are four sections. [1] A speeded up preview. [2] A slower view … Read More